On This Day

What Happened in November 1774

Historical Events

  • Nov 17 First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry formed at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, one of the oldest US military units still in service

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Gaspare Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), born in Maiolati, Papal State (now Maiolati Spontini, Italy) (d. 1851)
  • Nov 15 William Horsley, English musician and composer, born in London (d. 1858)
  • Nov 18 Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1815-37), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1837)
  • Nov 24 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)